Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day with Hawaii EV
Apr 24, 2021

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Saturday, April 24, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Pacific/Honolulu)
Organized In: Hilo, HI for a statewide audience
Topics: EV 101
Cost of Ownership
Driving Experience
Legislative Action
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Event Report

Hawaii EV Association and associated chapters (Big Island EV Association, Kauai EV, and Tesla Hawaii Club), and Drive Electric Hawaii hosted a webinar for our Earth Day event. Our agenda addressed training, community engagement, updates on charging infrastructure and fleet electrification, and two virtual test drives.
    • EV 101 - a quick review of tips on buying and driving an EV,

    • Stories from local EVs owners who have helped to improve our charging infrastructure,

    • Hawaiian Electric’s charging infrastructure strategy, by June Chee, EoT Senior Program Manager,

    • a legislative session update from State Representative Nicole Lowen, Chair of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection,

    • an update on the electrification of our State fleet, by Robin Shishido (Hawaii Department of Transportation), and,

    • Virtual test drives of the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y.

Here are relevant materials that we used to support our program:

Program Flyer

A video of our event will be published later.

Our Drive Electric Earth Day celebration also included several smaller but impactful events. They include:

Electric Car Display at Hilo Intermediate School  (Hawaii Island)
Noel Morin (Hawaii EV and Big Island EV President) and 5 other EV owners helped Hilo Intermediate High celebrate Earth Day on April 22. The cars were parked in front of the school. Students, staff, and parents came by to ask questions.

Electric Car Display and EV 101 at Hawaii Technology Academy (Kauai)
Sonja Kass (President of Kauai EV) brought 4 EVs to this local school on April 28. She shared information about EVs and even conducted a test as a means to educate students.

Hawaii EV on Think Tech Hawaii (Hawaii Energy show)
On April 28, Noel Morin and Bill Bugbee (Director, Hawaii EV) joined show host Mitch Ewan to share information about the organization, the benefits of EVs, general information about EVs, and how to participate in the electrification of transportation. You can view the interview here.

Big Island EV Caravan and Meet-up
While this happens on May 1; we are considering this the culminating event for DEED. This is our first in-person event for the year. We will have 2 caravans converging on a meet-up location in Waimea. Details of our event are here.

-Noel



photo by: Noel Morin
This is a screenshot from our webinar (page one of the gallery).

More photos from this event.

Event Description

 

Hawaii EV and associated chapters (Big Island EV Association, Kauai EV, and Tesla Hawaii Club) and Drive Electric Hawaii are hosting a webinar in celebration of Earth Day.

This 2-hour Zoom event will include a number of presenters and opportunities to ask questions. Our agenda includes:

  • EV 101 - a quick review of tips on buying and driving an EV,
  • Stories from local EVs owners who have helped to improve our charging infrastructure,
  • Update from Hawaiian Electric on their strategy for expanding charging infrastructure,
  • A legislative session update from State Representative Nicole Lowen, Chair of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, and
  • Virtual test drives!

Join us for this informative session. We will be recording the event.

Noel Morin



Registered Attendees

There are currently 15 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 2
BMW i3 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Honda Clarity Battery Electric 1
6 Models 7

Registered attendees report 170,853 electric miles driven.

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